Judges

2020 Alpha Challenge Program Book

Introducing Alpha Challenge's Experienced Panel of Judges

Judges of the 2020 Alpha Challenge

Presentations are judged by a panel of highly regarded professionals in the investment management field – hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers, and research analysts. Listed alphabetically by company name.

Paul Howanitz

Sr. Investment Analyst
American Century Investments

Greg Spencer

Managing Director
BlackRock

Jennifer Foster

Co-CIO
Chilton

Chad Cleaver

Portfolio Manager
Driehaus

Catherine Crain

Vice President
Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Todd Young

Portfolio Manager
Franklin Street Partners

Katherine Gerdes

U.S. Research Associate
Harris Associates L.P.

William Guthrie

Senior Analyst
Invesco

Ben Ebel

Portfolio Manager
Lord, Abbett & Co.

Evelyn Chow

Vice President
Neuberger Berman

Bill Monroe

Portfolio Manager
Putnam Investments

Josh Shores

Head of European Strategy, Co-Portfolio Manager
Southeastern Asset Management

Connor Browne

Managing Director
Sun Mountain Capital

Trey Snow

Director of Research, Senior Research Analyst
The London Company

Lesley Bunim

Analyst
Victory Capital

Jon Fox

Portfolio Manager
Wells Fargo Capital

Karl Brewer

Principal, Partner, Portfolio Manager
William Blair (Retired)

Scott Marolf

Senior Investment Analyst
American Century Investments

Kevin Nicholson

Founder, Portfolio Manager
Boardage Capital

Chuck Harris

Director of Research
Clearbridge

Ryan Burgess

Investment Analyst
Durable Capital Partners

Dana Meissner

Senior Portfolio Manager
Federated Investors

Serena Perin Vinton

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Franklin Templeton

Win Murray

Portfolio Manager, Dir. of U.S. Research
Harris Associates

Michele Panzeri

Analyst
Manning & Napier

Tim Creedon

Managing Director
Neuberger Berman

Jeff Rosenberg

Portfolio Manager
RMB Capital Management LLC

Jack Fraser

Managing Partner
Seamark Capital LP

Brian Hellmer

Managing Director
State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Jason Polun

Director of Equity Research
T. Rowe Price

Roger Norberg

Director of Research
Thrivent

Melissa Chadwick-Dunn

Portfolio Manager
Victory Capital

Mike Balkin

Portfolio Manager
William Blair

Xan Moore

Analyst
XM Capital Partners

Craig Sterling

Managing Director
Amundi Pioneer

Sam Console

Director
BlackRock

Jeffrey Germain

Director
Brandes Investment Partners

Matt Litfin

Co-President, Director of U.S. Research
Columbia Threadneedle

Curt Gross

Principal & Chief Investment Officer
FAI Wealth Management

Dan Chung

CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager
Fred Alger Management

Devin Armstrong

Senior Portfolio Manager, Co-Lead
Invesco

Connor Leonard

Strategic Development Team
Investors Management Corporation (IMC)

Michael Hussey

Director of Research
Mid-Continent Capital

Jared Mann

Managing Director
Neuberger Berman

Matthew Kelley

Principal, Director of Research
Sirios Capital Management

Jim Curtis

Managing Principal, Portfolio Manager
Sterling Capital

Brian Campbell

Principal, Co-Lead Portfolio Manager
The London Company

Vineet Agrawal

Sr. Investment Officer
Unum

Ken Ryan

Analyst
WCM Investment Management

Rob Lanphier

Partner, Portfolio Specialist
William Blair

Adam Sues

Partner, Portfolio Manager
Yacktman Asset Management LP

Alessandro Vanentini

Director
Causeway Capital

Erika Maschmeyer

Senior Portfolio Manager
Columbia Threadneedle

Ashish Desai

Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager
Desai Capital Management

Alan Christensen

President, Head of Investment Risk
Fayez Sarofim & Co.

Dennis Greenway

Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst
Franklin Street Partners

Alex Fitch

Associate Director of U.S. Research
Harris Associates L.P.

Robert Botard

Portfolio Manager
Invesco

Ryan Hill

Equity Analyst
Loomis Sayles

Irina Babushkina

Senior Vice President
Neuberger Berman

Andrew Fils

Analyst
Peregrine Capital Management

Tab Williams

Director
Sterling Capital

Brian Solomon

Vice President, Investment Analyst
T. Rowe Price

Tammy Belshaw

Head of Emerging Markets Research
Victory Capital

Sam Cox

Portfolio Manager
Wellington

Corey Tobin

Research Analyst, Co-Director of Research
William Blair

Stephen Yacktman

Founder, CIO
Yacktman Asset Management

Nabil Elsheshai

Research Analyst
William Blair

Andrew Weichert

Operations & Risk Manager
WCM